About this business
Celebrate People is a humanist and spiritual care organisation. We conduct ceremonies as well as providing support and care. Our highly trained and experienced celebrants represent our values of love, kindness, equality, compassion, inclusion and respect. We believe that you two are central and will support you to make sure that your ceremony reflects and expresses what is important to you, your lives, your culture.
We simply want you to feel cared for and supported to express your love and commitment in the way that means most to you in that special moment. You may celebrate with family and friends or run away just the two of you. Whatever you choose we are there to help you have your perfect ceremony.
We are there for you from the moment you start to think about what you want for your ceremony all the way through to you leaving for the rest of your celebrations. For most that includes making sure all the legal details are taken care of in the right way and in the right place. If you need guidance on what to include on your ceremony, we are there with many ideas and support to help you choose the best words and elements for you both.
All of our celebrants are brilliant at listening and helping as little or as much as you need them to put what is you want to say into words. For some couples this is easy, others less so. Wherever you fall on that scale we will support you in your ceremony development in preparation for the main event. Symbols and customs can strengthen what you want to say and all of us can include handfasting, drinking from the quaich, sand ceremony and many more.
We absolutely loved working with Susan for our marriage ceremony. Throughout the planning stage, she was professional and organised: we felt like we were given lots of support and ideas whilst still being left with the freedom to set the tone and style of ceremony ourselves. The ceremony itself was warm, personal and just what we wanted: we received so many compliments on Susan’s contribution and will remember the special ceremony for the rest of our lives 🧡.
Isabel and Giovanni
Angus was an excellent celebrant. He guided us giving us ideas and suggestions during the preparation process, and he was very friendly and easy to chat to, and it felt like of we knew him already. We were a bit overwhelmed planning so much for the wedding in a short length of time, and Angus helped us making this part of the process much easier.
He also speaks Italian which helped in order
to translate some sections to help our Italian relatives to follow the ceremony.
During the ceremony Angus was excellent, very proactive making sure he would coordinate with the musicians.
He brought a very lively and friendly energy to the ceremony, and his way of speaking is very engaging. We also felt very comfortable bringing our way of spirituality, and Angus was very open minded about our way of celebrating our ritual. He also brought a beautiful Celtic poem and blessings that gave a nice Scottish touch which is what we wanted as our families came from abroad to celebrate.
We enjoyed our marriage ceremony very much, and we are very grateful to Angus.
Dai and Jackie Webb
I saw Angus in Action at a friend’s wedding – see Doris’ review – and was inspired by the humanist approach and the way it was delivered. Angus led us through the preparations and his guidance, patience and humour allowed us to prepare a very personal, meaningful and uplifting mix of words, poems and music.
Jackie and I are in the second flush of youth – we’ve been together for over 15 years so the usual trappings and excesses mean little to us. We couldn’t have wished for more. Money cannot buy the love that filled the room that day.
I overheard a group of people talking about the evening and all were inspired to the extent they wnted to renew their vows in a humanist ceremony.
We’ll remember that day and Angus’ input forever!
Eddie & Sophie
Angus was recommended to us through a friend, he was the celebrant at her sisters wedding and there were nothing but positive things to be said. Leading up to the wedding and for the big day itself we can see exactly why this was and can add on ourselves now nothing but good words!
We wanted a personal humanist ceremony, something unique to us and that gave a story as to why we had chose this and what everything that was going into the wedding meant to us. Angus gave us guidance and tips to help from the initial meeting and leading into the wedding itself couldn’t have been more useful!
Every detail we needed or asked was explained thoroughly and we had so many compliments from family and friends after stating how good Angus was in delivering the ceremony for us.
Thank you again, it will literally be a day we remember forever!
Sarah from Celebrate People helped us every step of our wedding journey, from the initial stages of starting to think about what we would like to include as part of our ceremony, right through to keeping us calm and collected on the big day.
She helped tailor our ceremony around the importance of family and friends, which was a meaningful aspect we wanted to highlight throughout the day while keeping it relaxed and informal.
As such an important part of our day, we can’t thank you enough, and we appreciate all you did for us.
Nick & Emma
My wife Lesli and I were married by Tim Maguire at the Prestonfield House in Edinburgh. Tim couldn’t be more lovely and helpful in every step of the process. He made it incredibly easy for us which was no small task in that we travelled to Scotland from the US having never been there before. Always easy to get a hold of and very helpful in shaping the ceremony to us. Thank you Tim!!
Mr and Mrs Page
Gerrie Douglas-Scott was our celebrant for our special day at Enterkine house.
Since the very first day we booked her she had everything covered for us and helped us make it as personal as we liked along with loads of different ideas for our ceremony.
Gerrie is one of the nicest people we have had the privilege of meeting and her warmth and humour translated perfectly into our ceremony which which had all of our guests crying both tears of joy and laughter.
We can’t thank Gerrie enough for everything she did for us and urge anyone to look no further than Gerrie for their big day.
Aiden and Hope Page
Maria Clara and Peter
The best celebrant we could wish for!
Thank you so much to our celebrant, Gerrie, for gifting us with a beautiful, romantic, and personalised ceremony. Since the first moment we spoke with Gerrie, her warmth and easiness made us feel welcomed and listened to. She was always there to answer questions during the wedding preparation, and she practiced the Italian readings and delivered an emotional english-italian ceremony. We appreciate all the effort and recognise her dedication for this profession. Highly recommended! Thank you again from us! 🙂
Susan Douglas-Scott at Celebrate People was wonderful from start to finish. We had such a lovely experience of planning our day with her and always felt like at the heart of her approach was understanding what we wanted and needed for our wedding ceremony. By the time she was done, there was barely a dry eye in the room, including our brother-in-law, who says this is the first time he’s ever cried at a wedding! Truly beautiful words and such a lovely presence when you’re nervous.
My wife and I had a really good experience with Celebrate People and our celebrant Angus Farquhar. We wanted a small wedding and that’s about all we knew! Angus really did help us structure our wedding into something special. He even helped with some things we thought we’d be on our own with, like advising on a good outdoor site for our wedding. Not being familiar with the area, this was particularly helpful. If we had to get married twice, we would gladly stick with Angus as our celebrant.
-Bram & Kailin
Aileen Massie married my husband and I on the 23rd September 2023. Aileen is absolutely amazing at what she does! She wrote us a beautiful personalised ceremony, and managed to capture our story and personalities perfectly. All of our guests were raving about how emotional and ‘just us’ our ceremony was, with lighthearted and funny bits added in. Aileen was so warm and reassuring on the day, and I could relax knowing she had everything organised and sorted for us. I cannot recommended Aileen enough, she even posted our ceremony transcript out to us and I can’t help but go back and read parts of it over and over. Thank you so much Aileen 🤍
Tim = best celebrant EVER!!
We booked Tim almost 2 years ahead of our wedding and from literally our first email enquiry to saying ‘I do’ we felt so at ease.
We felt slightly overwhelmed at first at writing our own ceremony at first but it genuinely was one of the best things we have done together as a couple and Tim was always on hand via email to answer any of our questions when we were unsure of anything!
Even down to the actual wedding day itself; Tim came out to meet myself, my dad and my bridesmaids and just calmly explained the final few steps because, believe it or not, after 2 and a half years of planning a wedding, your brain goes to actual MUSH when you’re about to walk down that aisle!! But Tim was there, calmly giving us all the final brief on everything before we all walked down the aisle. Then, during the ceremony, hearing Tim read our the ‘Story of Us’ is something we will never ever forget, he just animated it so well and just brought it to life to our wedding party.
Literally everyone in our wedding party couldn’t stop saying how much they enjoyed Tim’s delivery and how much they enjoyed the ceremony as a whole!
We couldn’t recommend Tim enough, go book him and have an epic wedding day like ours! 🙂
Victoria & Kai xx
(2nd September 2023, Bonham Hotel, Edinburgh)
We had Tim conduct our wedding ceremony on 17th September 23 & he was fantastic! So glad we chose him. He was thorough with the homework which in turn allowed us to create a wonderful, personal wedding ceremony that guests have raved about since. Very professional and relaxed which was what we were looking for! Thank you again.
Sarah & Rolando
Angela Campbell (celebrant) enabled us to have the incredibly personalised wedding ceremony we had envisaged. The ceremony included some lighthearted humour (just the right dose for such an occasion) with meaningful symbolic gestures, words and music we had chosen alongside Angela. She put us both at ease on our wedding day and prepared us well. It went exactly as planned and we couldn’t have been happier with it! Many of the guests of my parents’ generation said it was the best and most unique wedding ceremony they’d ever been to in their lives!
My wife Sarah and I were married by Aileen at the Bonham Hotel in Edinburgh. Aileen is a truly lovely person and we were delighted she was able to conduct our ceremony. It is clear she loves her job and genuinely wanted to get to know us. Aileen demystified the whole process, and really encouraged us to personalise the ceremony while also making some great suggestions. We can’t thank Aileen enough for making us feel so comfortable with arrangements in the lead up to the wedding. Aileen spoke exceptionally well on the day and struck a lovely balance between humour and seriousness. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Aileen to other couples!
Nick & Sarah
Me and my now wife had the pleasure and honor of being married by Gerrie, which was simply the most wonderful person to deal with we could have ever hoped for.
Since the first chat she has been friendly, kind, professional and patient, guiding us through every step until the day.
Have I mention she also learned freaking Italian, practicing like crazy for months to deliver a unforgettable ceremony for our non English speaking family? I mean, how incredibly committed is that?
We were so happy with the ceremony that we couldn’t stop thanking her and wanted a picture with her in our photo album.
100% would recommend Celebrate People for your wedding.
Much love Gerrie
Davide and Mena
Ashleigh & Stuart Wilson
Aileen Massie conducted our wedding ceremony on the 5th August at Balgeddie House Hotel in Glenrothes.
From the first meeting we knew Aileen was the perfect person to marry us, she found the words to bring our story to life, and made our day warm, funny and beautifully personal.
Our day guests have spoken very highly of Aileen, and have all commented on how well spoken and professional she come across.
We would highly recommend the service, to anyone looking for that personal touch to their wedding.
A friend of mine had Gerrie conduct her wedding ceremony and had recommended Gerrie. My husband and I wanted someone funny and relaxed to marry us and we certainly got that with Gerrie, Gerrie was there for us throughout the whole 18 months before our wedding if we had any questions. She was so lovely and kind, we are so pleased we had Gerrie conduct our ceremony.
My wife and I contacted Aileen when looking for a celebrant to conduct our wedding ceremony. We met Aileen for a coffee and knew instantly that we wanted to book her as our celebrant, Aileen’s communication from the first contact was fantastic. She guided us through the process of preparing the ceremony and spent considerable time getting to know us in order to create a very personal service. We knew we were in good hands. We got married yesterday and I cannot state enough how fantastic Aileen was. Every guest at the wedding took time to tell us how wonderful they thought the ceremony was and what a fantastic job Aileen did in creating a ceremony that will live long in the memory of everyone who attended. We cannot thank Aileen enough for her work on our behalf. If you’re looking to arrange a celebrant for your wedding, then look no further. Thank you Aileen! We really hope to be able to see you again.
Dear Tim, we cannot thank you enough, you were brilliant to work with in the lead in, helpful, encouraging and objective, then on our day, you settled me so smoothly and our lovely guests and then your delivery was impeccable; timed, humorous and so very personal, so many people came up to us afterwards and commented on how much they loved the concept of a humanist wedding and that they thought it was the most beautiful wedding service they had ever been to, we cannot thank you enough, Mr & Mrs Aitken ♥️
Look no further! You’ve found the perfect celebrant!
My husband and I absolutely loved having Tim as our celebrant for our wedding at Carlowrie Castle in May 2023. From the first meeting, Tim was kind, funny and reassuring – he understood exactly what we wanted for our ceremony.
Tim helped us create the perfect ceremony for us, sharing lots of examples from other couples and the most fun homework we’ve ever been given! The whole process was super easy but also made us reflect on the reasons why we were getting married, which was really nice amidst the stressful moments of planning a wedding.
The ceremony we created with Tim turned out to be so personal to us and our guests actually enjoyed it! So many of our friends and family commented that it was the best ceremony they had ever been part of and they particularly loved our personalised vows and hearing the story of how we met.
Tim also gave us lots of helpful info and guidance, such as how to get our marriage certificate in preparation for the wedding and what to do afterwards. This seems like a small thing but it made a big difference!
We could go on and on but honestly we can’t recommend Tim highly enough!
Ps. You can find Tim on instagram at @humanisttim.
Aileen Massie was our celebrant for our wedding back in June and she was fantastic. Aileen was so helpful in the run up with any questions and she was a joy to work with planning the ceremony. We met with Aileen to tell her our story and what we wanted to include in the ceremony (a reading and handfasting). We also had the chance to adapt/personalise our vows from some examples Aileen sent.
On the day our ceremony was perfect. Aileen kept us at ease and conducted the ceremony with the perfect mix of humour and sincerity. Since then, we’ve had so many of our guests tell us how much they enjoyed it and not just the humanist ceremony but Aileen herself. We can’t thank Aileen enough for her hard work and be such an important part of our special day!
Lucy Hazlett Lanigan
The wonderful Maureen (Mo) married us in July this year and she was absolutely amazing! From the very first meeting she made us feel at ease, no pressure and we just knew she was our person for our special day. Mo was understanding of the way we wanted our ceremony to be, helping us to create a ceremony that was unique and exactly how we wanted it. She was fantastic throughout with helping us plan the whole thing. She was totally on board with getting our two boys involved again with absolutely no pressure at all on them, a very relaxed approach! (Mo had also previously met up with us in softplay so that the boys would be comfortable on the day, such a fab lady!) So many people commented on the day of how it was the most beautiful, touching and personal wedding they had attended.
Would definitely recommend…thank you Mo, we are so grateful we bumped into you when we did, you got our day off to the best start and it was everything we could have wished for. 🤍
Gerrie was absolutely fantastic at our wedding on 23.7.23. Our ceremony was so special and so personal. There wasn’t a dry eye. What an incredible woman!
I was Mother of the Bride on this very special day, and not having been to a wedding conducted by a Celebrant I wasn’t sure what to expect. I needn’t have worried as Gerrie was fabulous from beginning to end, and she set the tone perfectly for what turned out to be a fabulous and stress free day.
She engaged brilliantly with the married couple and the guests, and all done with loads of personality and great humour. There were wonderful comments about her performance from many of those who attended the ceremony and I would thoroughly recommend Gerrie
Nicola Pedley Douglas
Gerrie is a very warm and calming person and made the day flow so easy. She guided us all the way through and was always checking in with us. The day had a few bumps but with Gerries calm demeanour and positive attitude, she made it stress free and not once made us feel bad about some things not going to plan with our wild wedding. Lyeona always attended our day and she too is very warm and such a lovely person. Such beautiful people inside and out 😌
From our first meeting with Susan, it was clear how passionate she was about her role as celebrant and she was dedicated to creating our perfect ceremony. We wanted a fun, relaxed day and Susan created a ceremony which matched that perfectly! We had so many compliments on our service and we were so grateful to Susan for contributing to our day!
Gemma & Craig Johnstone
Maureen (Mo) Waterston
Mo is an amazing celebrant, from the very first meeting we knew Mo was the one for us. Mo made us feel relaxed and helped us to create our perfect ceremony, tailored to what we wanted. Mo was fantastic on the day, getting everyone involved and having a wee laugh along the way. We are so grateful we found Mo and we would highly recommend!
Maureen married us at home in our stable block! She was amazing and put us both at ease! She went with the flow and accepted the ceremony changing to inside, then outside, then back inside all within 30 mins! Silly Scottish weather for you! Nothing was 2 much bother, she just ignored our 18 month old twins who were causing havoc running up and down throughout the ceremony!
Dogs, horses, children and guests were all happy 🙂
It wasn’t your average wedding 😂😂
We were married by Paddy at West Brewery in March. Paddy was amazing from the start to finish. He kept us calm in the lead up to the wedding and made sure that the ceremony script matched our personality. Even though the wedding day had a few hick-ups involving us starting an hour late he still managed to produce a lovely ceremony. Would recommend Paddy for a lovely relaxed and genuine wedding. Thanks again David and Susan
Myself and husband were married by Gerrie, Douglas Scott. Our only request was to ensure our ceremony was personal and Gerrie done exactly that. Gerrie was a good balance of professional whilst also being calm, welcoming and kept me as the bride calm throughout the planning of our big day. Gerrie made sure our guests were very present and included in the ceremony making it fun and engaging. Gerries bubbly welcoming personality made myself and husband relax as we said the words to become married. Lots of our guests commented on Gerrie and how she set up the day with a positive, exciting and relaxed atmosphere that remained for the day. We couldn’t fault Gerrie and would definitely recommend her ans use her again in any other ceremonies. Thank you Gerrie x
Aileen was fantastic as the celebrant at our wedding. She managed to take our booking at short notice due to a last minute change of plans. She was still able to take time to make our ceremony detailed and personalised to us as a couple.
Thank you for making us feel so comfortable and playing a huge part in our special day.
Mr & Mrs Findlay.
Conducted our ceremony when we knew we were getting married we knew we wanted Aileen right away. Aileen was so welcoming and kind when we went to meet with her to go over our ceremony. On the big day we couldn’t be more happy having Aileen there conducting our ceremony it felt so right and she made us feel so comfortable and at ease which made it even better for us. Aileen also come to see me before hand and she said u will be fine and you’re going to enjoy every minute of it and she was definitely right she made it special for us. My self and my new husband would like to thank Aileen again for all that she did on our special day and I would highly recommended Aileen to other people that are getting married she is so good at what she does ❤️
conducted our ceremony as soon as we knew we were getting married we knew Aileen was the person we wanted on our special day. Aileen is very good at what she does and was very welcoming when we went to meet with her to go over our ceremony. We couldn’t be any happier that she was there conducting our ceremony my self and my new husband were so happy with all that Aileen done for us on our special day. She made it one that we will never forget I would definitely recommend Aileen to other people she does an amazing job. knowing that Aileen was the one that was marrying us made me feel so much better on the day and she kept me calm before hand telling me you are going to be fine. Aileen also said you’re going to enjoy every minute of it and we did. Our big day was truly one to remember so thank you again Aileen ❤️
Stephanie & Calum Erskine
We were recommended Tim by our best friends. They were married by Tim in South Queensferry.
Unfortunately due to COVID and living abroad we had to postpone our wedding twice.
Tim has always been available to support us and reassure us. He is patient and clearly communicates with you on each step of the process.
I (Steph) am English and haven’t had much experience of a Humanist service but Tim made sure we had the best experience.
We loved writing our ceremony and allowing our guests to have a more intimate experience.
We have received so many compliments on the ceremony and I feel like all our guests felt involved and shared how we feel about one another and our family & friends.
I would highly recommend Tim to anyone getting married.
Thank you for making our day so special and being a part of it.
Gerrie was absolutely fantastic throughout the whole process. She has plenty of ideas and helped up personalise the ceremony until it felt just right. On the day we couldn’t have asked for a better ceremony, she really made the day!
Maureen (Mo) was the celebrant for our wedding at the Engine Works in June. She really helped us make the ceremony personal and memorable, tailor making it to what we wanted to say. Mo is warm and friendly and has a great sense of humour, exactly what we wanted for our wedding celebrations!
The Wonderful Aileen Massie.
Rod and I were joined together by our celebrant Aileen Massie.
Aileen was amazing, she took the time to get to know us and our family before conducting our wedding.
She listened to our stories and saw how we were with our kids and as a family.
She make us feel relaxed through out the whole process of preparing and organising the wedding as well as on the day. (She even looked after the groom when she thought he was going to pass out🙈).
Aileen has a warm, caring and loving personality which was exactly what we wanted.
She had empathy and patience when we discussed our mothers who were no longer with us.
Aileen went through what would happen at the ceremony she was very adaptable and changed things to suit what we wanted. She would give us advice, support and guidance by providing poems and vows that would suit our crazy personalities.
Aileen was able to tell our love story with all the up and downs that we had been through in a funny, loving personal way. She made everyone laugh, cry and feel involved.
She made it personal to us and not just the bog standard same old traditional weddings everyone has. She made our wedding day UNIQUE .
Our ceremony was very family orientated, and it was a joining of families not just 2 people, she was able to do this by involving everyone.
Aileen felt like family by the end of our organising, it felt like it was an auntie that was marrying us and not a celebrant the we had met a few months before, and that meant the world to us.
Aileen introduced herself to the catering staff and helped them with the timings of the day, to make it go smoothly, she helped to welcome the guests, arrange the signing table and made sure everything was in place and that there were no hiccups.
All the guests commented on what a beautiful ceremony it was and how spot on Aileen had captured us as people, and how she was such a lovely, caring, and funny lady.
I look back at our wedding pictures and all I see is a Family coming together to celebrate love and happiness, and Aileen made this happen.
We can’t thank Aileen enough for making our day the best day ever.
We both would highly recommend that you choose Aileen as your celebrant as she truly make your dreams come true .
Rod and Kim 27th August 2022
Tinnie & James
Gerrie Douglas- Scott
We opted for Gerrie after seeing how she brought the room alive with warmth and laughter at another wedding many years earlier and she did not disappoint! She gave us lots of examples to work with in creating a personal ceremony that reflected us as couple and she even came up with a few surprises which we and the audience loved! Thank you for being part of our special day xx
We got married in April 2023, at the University of Glasgow Chapel, with Susan as our celebrant. From our first meeting with Susan, we knew we had found someone who would make our ceremony the one we had always dreamed of. Susan guided us through the possibilities for our service and helped us craft a ceremony that was both personal and joyous! Susan was also incredibly accommodating with access requirements for our ceremony, providing scripts in advance so we could share with a BSL interpreter we had hired for our D/deaf guests.
On the day of the ceremony, she calmed down the nervous groom, mingled with guests, and brought a positive energy. As bride, I will always remember her meeting me with a gorgeous smile before we went into the ceremony. Her kindness, warmth, and joy shone through during the ceremony, and all our guests commented on how engaging Susan was, embedding humour and love within space.
I cannot recommend Susan enough, she was the perfect person to guide us through our vows and into the next step of our lives together. Thank you Susan, always.
Paul and Derek Morrison-Catford
We, Paul and Derek would like to thank Susan very much for all she did to make our wedding day such a success. From our first contact Susan helped us prepare a ceremony which fully expressed us as a couple, how we came to this point in our lives and our hopes for the future.
Several people commented on how well she co-ordinated the ceremony and made them feel involved throughout. They also expressed how moved they had been by the whole event.
We wish Susan and “Celebrate People” our best wishes in all the various ceremonies you undertake.
Elaine Hunter and Thom Kane
What can we say apart from a big thank you. Gerrie douglas Scott’s warmth, personality and ability to relax you plus at the same time make the whole affair as informal as you would like shined through from our initial meeting to the end. Gerrie provided plenty of support and ideas that allowed us to make our wedding as personal as we wished. More personal and humorous than we ever imagined and she delivered this in a way that had everyone present laughing and crying at the same time.
Susan married my wife and I in August 2016 and we recommend her to everyone! From the moment the ceremony began, it was evident that Susan’s passion for love, equality, and inclusivity shone through every word she spoke. Her ability to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere made the entire experience truly exceptional. Susan’s deep understanding and appreciation for humanist values were evident in her approach to the ceremony. She skillfully crafted a personalized and meaningful ceremony that not only celebrated the love between my wife and I but also embraced their unique identities as members of the LGBT+ community. Susan’s attention to detail and her ability to capture the essence of our relationship was remarkable, leaving everyone in attendance with a sense of awe and inspiration.
What sets Susan apart is her genuine dedication to creating a safe and inclusive space for all couples. Her profound empathy and respect for diverse identities and backgrounds were evident in every aspect of the ceremony. Susan ensured that every person present felt seen, heard, and respected. Her ability to navigate sensitive topics with grace and understanding was truly commendable, fostering an environment where everyone felt valued and included.
Moreover, Susan’s eloquence and storytelling skills were truly captivating. She seamlessly weaved together personal anecdotes, shared experiences, and beautiful passages, creating a narrative that was not only engaging but deeply moving. Her ability to strike a balance between humour and heartfelt emotion ensured that there wasn’t a dry eye in the room.
Throughout the ceremony, Susan exuded a warm and calming presence. She effortlessly connected with us and our guests, making everyone feel like they were part of something truly special. Susan had invested time in getting to know the two of us, which allowed her to create a ceremony that was authentic and reflective of our love story.
Susan is an exceptional LGBT+ humanist celebrant who embraces love and equality with unwavering passion and dedication. Her ability to create a ceremony that celebrates diversity, honors personal stories, and fosters inclusivity is truly remarkable. If you’re looking for a celebrant who will go above and beyond to ensure your ceremony is a true reflection of your love and values, I wholeheartedly recommend Susan.
The 18th June 2023 marks the best day of our lives. Tim Maguire helped us create the most amazing and personal ceremony, and delivered it with humour and creativity. All of our friends and family absolutely loved it!
Thank you so much Tim for talking us through each step in preparation for the big day and making our wedding truly wonderful!
I wanted to wait a wee minute before leaving a review. We wanted to take in and absorb all that being married means to us, Gerrie has helped us to really express and share with our friends and family, with honestly, warmth and love our commitment to each other. From the first chat to the final hug, Gerrie brought a light and love that is beyond anything we could have ever expected. Muchas gracias for the joy you brought and the light you are.
Lisa & Gerry
We met Aileen Massie for an initial informal chat and after they didn’t feel the need to go anywhere else as it went so well.
She made us feel relaxed and in very safe hands. Our meeting was so lovely when we met to discuss our vows and we had plenty of questions over the following weeks changing our mind on certain aspects but nothing was too much trouble.
On our big day Aileen was fantastic, she really put us both at ease and everyone commented on how well the ceremony went and how easily it flowed and she put together our story perfectly!
I would highly recommend Aileen to anyone ❤️
Offering a review for Mo Waterston is easy; she is simply awesome in every way. Not only from our perspective but everyone who came to our wedding approached Mo directly to say how amazing she did, as well as speaking to Laura and I to tell us how terrific Mo was.
From the start of our planning Mo was there and offered the best advice and guidance we could possibly have expected. There were things we hadn’t thought of that honestly made the day it was. I’ll not give away her secrets, that’s for you to find out. The ideas just made everything so special.
Mo’s mix of seriousness, humour, romance, love, and everything else that she brought put everyone at ease and ensured our day was exactly as we wanted; intimate, relaxed and full of joy.
We cannot thank her enough!
Jason & Clare
Gerrie married us and she was absolutely brilliant. She made our big day extra special with lots of personal touches. All our guests commented after how brilliant she was and how personal and unique the ceremony was. We can’t thank Gerrie enough, she really made us feel at ease and communication throughout leading up to the wedding was excellent.
Mr & Mrs McManus
We were married by Maureen Waterson in May 2023. Mo was absolutely great on the run up to the big day with meetings and emails on how exactly we wanted the day to be. She was keen to understand the atmosphere we wanted for the day and came up with suggestions that really did make the difference for the ceremony.
On the day of the wedding she then stepped up to “Legend” status ! We had a bit of a document disaster, everyone’s worst nightmare (including Mo’s !). Mo remained cool and calm throughout and somehow managed to sort out the chaos so the wedding could go ahead. She went above and beyond on the day and the biggest credit was that most guests enjoyed Mo’s amazing ceremony blissfully unaware of the stress that had come before.
Couldn’t recommend Mo enough if you are thinking of having a Celebrant.
We got married June 2023 at Carlowrie Castle, our celebrant was Tim MaGuire and he was amazing!
We choose Tim because of how personal his ceremony’s are and from the get go he made the process very easy and enjoyable.
Through Tims “love work” we wrote our own ceremony and although it was our own words, Tim brought it to life on the day brilliantly.
We got a number of compliments after the ceremony on how good it was and how good Tim was. We can’t thank him enough for playing a big role in our special day!
We were married by the brilliant Gerrie Douglas-Scott in May 2023. Gerrie went above and beyond helping us plan our ceremony; teasing out some of our quirks and providing a ceremony that was truly our own. She was there every step of the way, no matter how many silly questions we had!
Gerrie truly embodied ‘Celebrate People’, her passion for love shone throughout. We had both laughs and tears during our perfect, personalised ceremony. She even managed to enlighten many of our Sassenach guests to the very best of our Scottish culture. We couldn’t have imagined a better person to marry us on a day that we will never forget!
We had Tim Maguire as our celebrant and we just couldn’t be happier. Our wedding was bilingual in English and Spanish and Tim just made it so special.
He was super responsive and helpful throughout the whole process. On the day he was so professional, bringing a great deal of humour and personal touch to the ceremony.
We had so many people tell us how unique and wonderful the ceremony was – this is undoubtedly thanks to Tim on the day and his guidance as we put the ceremony together.
We are just so grateful! Thanks so much for making our day so very special ❤️
Ryan & Kirsty Doran
Iain Sinclair conducted my wife and I’s wedding ceremony on 19.05.23 and we couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant to assist with our big day.
From the very beginning, Iain’s professionalism, personal touch and patience with both of us working very busy jobs was second to none and on the day the service itself was carried out to the highest of standards.
If anyone is reading this and looking to select a celebrant I would suggest they look no further than Iain.
Aileen was exceptional, her service was perfect. It completely captured our relationship and everyone loved it. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!!! Absolutely perfect!
Ian McAteer & Bridget Gallagher
Tim Maguire at Celebrate People was excellent. He helped us create a very special day – with a truly customised ceremony. First of all, Tim was professional, organised and helpful. We knew what to do and when. Second he guided us with his own formula – we had our ‘Love Work’ – and then our ‘date night’ – and then he provided us with the inspiration to create – like writing a play. This meant we had a ceremony which was 100% built around us both. It had the right mix of humour, solemnity and warmth. We were able to involve our five children (we are both second time rounders) and everyone commented how sincere and enjoyable the ceremony was. Finally he managed the event brilliantly – with the right mix of authority and humour. It all felt wonderfully relaxed and natural. We are grateful to him and can highly recommend him. Well done Tim and thank you! Ian and Bridget.
We were married by the lovely Aileen Massie on 12th April 2023 and we could not have asked for a better celebrant. Aileen met us prior to the wedding and really spent time getting to know us and what we wanted at our ceremony. She encouraged us to personalise our ceremony and gave us pointers and guidance to make our ceremony unique and right for us. On the morning of the wedding Aileen spoke with me and my husband, separately, to give us reassurance and wish us the best.
Our ceremony was outstanding and we loved every minute of it. Aileen delivered it fantastically and all our guests commented on how amazing it was! Can not recommend Aileen enough!
Jill and Helen Downie
Gerrie Douglas-Scott was our celebrant for our wedding on 22nd April 2023. We booked her a year in advance and she was the best thing that could have happened to us! She helped us with the whole wedding planning process and kept us right with all of our timelines and what we had to do and when. She was so kind, friendly and approachable and felt like just a very special guest at our wedding. Her ideas for our ceremony and help structuring everything we wanted was invaluable and made it just perfect. It was so personal and felt like us. It felt like Gerrie had known us forever and totally got us as a couple and a family which was hugely important to us and to how we wanted our wedding to feel. We couldn’t rate Gerrie highly enough, she was a huge part of why our wedding was simply perfect.
Gerrie Douglas-Scott was our celebrant on 30th April 2023, and we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect celebrant for our ceremony. We were a bit nervous about our emotions getting the better of us, but right from the first moment we met Gerrie, she put us at ease, and reassured us that she would keep us right. Gerrie gave us the perfect amount of guidance and freedom to create a ceremony that was personal to us, and was the highlight of our wedding day. She brings warmth, fun and authenticity to the ceremony, and is kind and interested along the way! A million thank you’s and endless gratitude! Hannah and Martin x
We chose Gerrie as our celebrant after a recommendation and we are so glad we did. With her help and guidance we had the most wonderful ceremony. It was full of love and laughter and Gerrie was simply perfect throughout the whole process.
We are a couple of French lovers, and had the pleasure of renewing our vows in the magnificent valley of Glencoe, under a magnificent sun! It is a privileged moment, which we shared with our grown-up children. If our ceremony was so rich in emotions and will remain in our memories as one of the happiest events of our lives, it is because the chance of our research led us to Tim Maguire. Our many exchanges (in French, our English is very bad), his precious advice and his proposal of “homework of love” contributed to the success of our day. The “duties of love” are an excellent basis for writing our vows” and are a real gift for a couple who have already gone through many years together. They give the opportunity to take the time to reflect on our love, and to talk to each other with an open heart. What will we remember from our renewal of wedding vows? Lots of laughs, unique moments shared with our children and some friends, beautiful encounters (Tim and Rich for the bagpipes), a few tears of joy, and irreplaceable memories. Thank you Tim, it was a pleasure to meet you and thank you for the delicate attention to have a tree planted for this occasion. We fell in love with Scotland, and we are happy to leave a useful trace of our passage there.
Maureen Waterston married us in October 2022 and we honestly can’t thank her enough for the wonderful ceremony she added to the day.
Maureen helped us create the ceremony that we wanted, giving us guidance and making sure that we were happy with every aspect of it. The ceremony on the day was perfect and delivered with so much warmth – quite literally all guests commented on how wonderful it was.
Maureen was just such a lovely person throughout and we really can’t recommend her enough for anyone looking for a celebrant.
Gerrie Douglas-Scott was the celebrant of our wedding beside the banks of Loch Voil in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. Beforehand Gerrie sent us so much helpful information to guide us through the ceremony whilst also encouraging us to personalise and adapt the content. It made the process of creating our ceremony very straightforward and enjoyable, and our conversations with Gerrie beforehand reassured us that we were picking the perfect person to ensure our ceremony had the calm and fun atmosphere that we hoped for. I also really appreciated Gerrie taking the time to meet both myself and my husband on the day of our wedding to say hello and ensure we felt prepared and ready for the steps ahead. Our ceremony was perfect and that wouldn’t have been possible without Gerrie. Our guests all commented on the wonderful job that she did and I cannot thank Gerrie enough for helping us to create a ceremony so personal to us.
My husband and I really enjoyed working with our celebrant, Tim Maguire for our elopement in Scotland. As American citizens, there were additional steps and paperwork for us to complete prior to our ceremony in order for it to be recognized legally. Tim’s guidance over Zoom and emails were very much appreciated over the months of planning we had. We especially enjoyed Tim’s easy going personality and charming sense of humor! The lovework he had us complete was very helpful in the writing of our vows and it was such a sweet, romantic treat to share with eachother leading up to our day. Speaking of our day, Tim made everything so easy for us by connecting with our photographer to confirm last minute logistics. Funny enough, Dustin and I really didn’t know the exact location of our elopement up until the time we got there- Tim and our photographer picked the nicest spot in the area for us and it was perfect! Afterwards, Tim even sent a note saying he donated a tree in our name for charity which was such a nice gesture. Thanks Tim and our witness Susie for being a part of this day we will never forget!
We got married in November 2022 and Susan done our ceremony. Well wow what can I say? Our day was perfect from start to finish. Very relaxed ceremony with plenty of humour. Nightly recommended. Thank you so much for making our special day even more special x
Rachel and Roy Sandeman
Tim is the absolute perfect person to have in charge of such a big part of your wedding day! From our first contact with him (and we were planning from overseas) we knew he was a match for us. His care to meet and get to know us before we worked together, the amazing process he had us go through prior to the wedding to help write our ceremony, his patience when we had to push our wedding a year due to COVID, and then his impeccable and warm performance on our wedding day were unmatched. We still have guests asking us where and how we found him because they liked him so much! Truly our day would not have been the same without him being part of it and would 10/10 do it again. Highly recommend, we love you Tim!
Maureen at Celebrate People was the celebrant for our wedding. She did a fantastic job and captured the mood we were looking for perfectly. In the months prior to our wedding she spent time getting to know us and structured our ceremony just as we hoped it would be. We can’t thank her enough!
Tim Maguire was our celebrant at our wedding in October 2022 and we can’t recommend him enough! We loved that the ceremony was unique to us and allowed us to share our story with our guests. We loved how Tim guided us through our ‘homework’ and we especially taking time to read what we had each written with one another. Our ceremony felt very ‘us’ and fitted the relaxed style of our wedding perfectly. Tim was so progressional on the day and made sure the ceremony ran smoothly. So many of our guests commented on how much they had enjoyed the ceremony and Tim’s delivery. Thank you again Tim! Caitlin & Martyn x
My husband and I cannot say enough great things about our celebrant, Leigh Ferguson. From the moment we got in contact with her, she made us feel comfortable and at ease and was very communicative during the entire process. She’s such a fun, sweet, down to earth person which is just what we were wanting for our special day. She is also wonderful at what she does and knows the ins and the outs of everything when it comes to the legal side of things, which was so helpful! When it came to wedding day, she added such a special and personal touch to performing our ceremony. We had some pretty crazy weather, but she encouraged us to embrace it and we were so thrilled with her dedication and the way she put her whole heart into the ceremony. She was also great at working with our needs and requests and then putting her own personal touch into it. And she’s also a fantastic hairstylist extraordinaire, this woman truly does it all!! We loved the concept of Celebrate People and how it centers around being human, and truly connecting with people in such a beautiful and unique way. We highly recommend Leigh, she is 10/10!!
Gerrie married my husband and I at The Clachan Inn, St John’s Town of Dalry in early December. Gerrie was amazing from the very moment we first made contact, she was so patient, understanding and ensured we got the personal wedding service we really wanted.
Gerrie even managed to get the very young children involved by getting them to give everyone a twirl of their beautiful outfits.
We wanted the service to reflect our personalities and Gerrie ensured it did exactly that with everyone laughing loudly at various points.
We cannot recommend Gerrie highly enough, don’t hesitate book her now!
We had Leigh Ferguson look after us from start to finish, guiding us from initial ideas of a ceremony through to something that would fully encompass our Scottish and Jewish heritages. She also helped us on the practical side, as we were getting married on the island that she lives on and she went out of her way to advise us of potential issues with the ferry services and supported our plan B should we not be able to get off the mainland for the ceremony. On the day we did manage to get to the island of Cumbrae and we sheltered in a pub opposite our marriage location with Leigh acting as a lookout for the break in the weather that would allow us to go and fulful the ceremony on the rock. Even with a gale blowing Leigh carried out our ceremony with appropriate dignity humour and candour and we cannot think of anyone better who would support our vision from start to finish and ensured that the day was all we planned and more.
We had Aileen Massie as our celebrant and we honestly couldn’t recommend her enough. From our first meet I knew Aileen was so fitting, for our special day. She not only does the job right but does it from the heart. After the wedding we received a lovely card with our vows along side. She is sensible, patient and a very good listener. Nothings a bother to Aileen and if you don’t have a particular vision she’s great in in lightening you to ever thing on offer. Weddings don’t have to be predictable, make them your own!
We had Aileen Massie as our celebrant and we honestly could not recommend her enough. From the very first point of contact she was truly amazing, any question we had she answered, nothing was an inconvenience. Our ceremony was perfect and so personal to us and all our guests commented how lovely it was. Overall Aileen is a lovely lady and amazing at what she does.
From our initial meeting with Aileen we knew she was going to fit in perfectly to our special day and we were not disappointed. Professional, funny, intelligent and caring attributes all came together during our service at Archerfield House.
Aileen had our guests raving about the personal touch brought to our service and the relaxed atmosphere it created.
I could not have asked for a better way to commence married life than with Aileen sharing our journey, our vows, and our stories with our nearest and dearest.
Thank you x
Pauline & Neil
Was married by Gerrie Douglas Scott in 2017 who was absolutely wonderful, she made our ceremony so special and many guests commented on how fantastic and personal the ceremony was. She helped us from start to finish from the moment we booked her and i was surprised to find that like me she had trained in Reiki, so on the day she incorporated some of this into the ceremony which was just absolutely wonderful. She made us feel so at ease on our special day and I could not recommend her enough. I’m so pleased she was part of our marriage.
I may be a little biased, but Mo was the absolute best celebrant we could have asked for ❤️
We got married in September this year and from the second i asked Mo to be our Celebrant she was there for the both of us keeping us along the right lines but also allowing us to run free with our ceremony but Mo kept me calm and stopped me worrying about wedding planning and reminding me what to focus on.
Luckily for us, Mo already knew the both of us but still took the time to meet with us and discuss what choices we had for our big day and how to make it all even more personal to us.
I will always be thankful for everything you have done for us and how special our ceremony was because of you❤️
Thank You ❤️
Sharon was simply the most loveliest and supportive person on our weekend day and we couldn’t have had a more amazing celebrant to marry us at our dream venue Carlowrie Castle on 13th August. From the first moment we spoke to Sharon she was invested in us as a couple and really made our wedding more special with the extra little touches she recommend for us and also listened to how we wanted our marriage ceremony to be.
She had a fab sense of humour and that really showed during our ceremony. Thank you again Sharon we are so happy it was you.
At the start of October 2022, me and my husband were lucky enough to be married by the wonderful Sharon Campbell. From our first correspondence, she was clear, helpful, professional and we instantly trusted her with marrying us. She always responded to our emails immediately and made the process really fun giving us our ‘lovework’ to complete. It was a really lovely way of coming together and reminicising about our story.
The ceremony was really special, so much better than I could ever imagine and a time I think about over and over again. Whatever you do, please pick Sharon as she will create a ceremony that you will never forget.
Maureen married me and my husband at House for an Art Lover in April 2022 just as covid restrictions were coming to an end. Maureen was fantastic during the whole experience. She guided us through planning our ceremony, listening to what we wanted so we ended up with a ceremony that felt natural and personal, reflecting our personalities and a good balance of relaxed, funny and heartfelt.
Prior to me arriving at the venue on the day, Maureen helped my husband with the final preparations of the ceremony, putting him at ease before he made the very permanent move of shackling himself to me 🙂
We’d recommend Maureen to anyone with no hesitation. She is professional, friendly and a great listener. If she can help us plan a ceremony in the middle of a house build with a concrete mixer operating in the background, she can help anyone have the type of ceremony they want.
I can’t believe how lucky we were to have Sharon Campbell as our wedding celebrant. From our initial Zoom conversation, I knew that she “got” us and understood what we wanted from the ceremony, and that followed all the way through to the day itself. She was always at the end of an email to answer questions, and more than willing to share her ideas and give feedback on ours. We did the “homework” that she set us – writing our stories separately and then reading them to each other – which was a really special experience. I knew that we were in safe hands with Sharon and that she had everything under control. As stressful as weddings can be, the ceremony was one aspect I did not worry about. On the day itself, Sharon was professional and presented our story in such a beautiful way. Many of our guests told us it was the nicest wedding ceremony they had ever been to. Sharon is such a lovely, genuine person who oozes warmth, compassion and understanding, and by the end of our time working with her, I also felt like she was a friend. Thank you, Sharon. x
Myself and my husband Nicholas had the absolute pleasure of being married by Rhona Mclachlan from Celebrate people in June of this year. We had to change humanists due to the pandemic but we’re very glad we did as Rhona was incredible! From our initial chat to the wedding itself, Rhona really made us feel relaxed with her fun and bubbly personality. We also had a lot of compliments from our guests who also really enjoyed the way she conducted the ceremony! She was really flexible with whatever we wanted the ceremony to be like and made it feel really personal. Rhona was also really diligent about getting the required forms submitted in plenty of time which for us was extremely helpful.
We couldn’t recommend Rhona enough to anyone who is looking for a great humanist!
Neil and I were married a few weeks ago by the lovely and kind Susan Douglas-Scott.
We wanted a small family wedding and Susan gave us such a personal and beautiful day. My dad had passed and she dealt with that exactly as I wanted .
Many of guests complimented us on Susan as our choice . She guided us through it all from the start and tailored the day perfectly for us . Would highly recommend ❤️
Lucy & Christopher Brown
We were married by Maureen Waterston (Mo) back in June. Mo was absolutely incredible from the start. She helped us so much with the process of writing our wedding ceremony and helped us so much on our wedding day making us both feel at ease and comfortable. Everyone at our wedding loved her and thought she was great, her delivery was amazing really putting so much feeling into her words! She made us feel that we were the only people she was working with at the time as her service was so personalised. We can’t thank her enough for the time and effort she put into our wedding ceremony to make it exactly as we wanted it. Thank you Mo!!!
Working with Tim Maguire was so easy. From the first time we spoke (albeit via Zoom), he was so informative. Explaining all aspects of Humanism and the many ways that we can construct a Humanist ceremony. It really fits with our beliefs and were excited to start work on the project.
Tim’s email correspondence was so helpful to start us on our journey. They gave all the knowledge we needed as well as assistance along the way on when to do certain tasks and even example ceremonies that we could use for ideas.
When it came to the big day, Tim was such a calming influence, making sure nerves were ok and conducting the ceremony with humour and professionalism throughout.
We cannot recommend Tim and Celebrate People enough. Even guests from outside of Scotland have recognised Humanism as such a great option for getting married.
Eilidh Kate Turnbull
Could not have have asked for anyone better. I first met Sharon when she did a lovely service for my mum’s funeral. I emailed her on the off-chance to see if she would have availability for my wedding, but by luck, she did.
From start to finish, Sharon was magnificently helpful. She walked us through the process and what we needed to do for legal purposes, and gave us our “love homework” to ensure that our ceremony was personal to us. We got married on the 20th August 2022, and Sharon was absolutely fantastic. Everyone in attendance told me how wonderful the ceremony was, there were even a few happy tears (some from me but that’s a different story). Everything about it felt right, and it was all thanks to Sharon.
Sharon, Michael and I cannot thank you enough for everything you did to make our day so special, and for making it our own.
Tom and Sarah
We have had such wonderful comments from everyone on how much they loved the day and always there is a mention at how amazing Gerrie was!!!
We, and our guests, found the ceremony to be perfect! Just what we had hoped for. It was personal, different, light and intimate. We have had so many comments about how great Gerrie was at interacting with people, making it light hearted where appropriate but deep and meaningful where needed. A Couple of our friends wished they had had Gerrie for theirs! Rest assured we will show them where to find Gerrie if the decide to renew their vows!
Everyone loved the tieing the knot!! Including Sarah who was amazed at how it worked as she hadn’t seen or rehearsed it!!
Thank you again, Gerrie!
We can’t thank Maureen ( Mo) enough for carrying out our wedding ceremony in a way that we always imagined it would be. Mo is very down to earth and lovely and more importantly , very helpful. we knew what we wanted to say in in our ceremony but we always found it hard to put into words and join it all together . Mo was able to see what we wanted and joined the dots for us and put a ceremony together that really showed who we were and share what we were eager to say to each other and to our guests. We were delighted when we received the first draft and saw how much effort she had made. Mo was very welcoming to our guests and she made our ceremony feel warm and very personal to us. Many of my guests commented on how well she told our story and that is exactly what we wanted. Thank you so much xx
Kerry and Greg Hutton
Gerrie Douglas Scott carried out our wedding ceremony at Seamill Hydro in July. We were keen for a laid back, fun ceremony and not to go OTT with the ‘lovey dovey’ stuff . Gerrie definitely took this on board, with a twist of humour, and made our ceremony exactly what we were looking for! She kept us right and made us 100% comfortable throughout the whole process – with her communication on the lead up to the wedding, at our meeting where she really took time to listen to us and get to know us, and of course at our ceremony! Lots of our family and friends commented that our ceremony was so ‘us’ and I think that really says a lot about how well Gerrie took our wishes on board! It is so clear Gerrie absolutely loves what she does and we would recommend her to any couples looking for a real personal ceremony!
Susan Douglas-Scott conducted our ceremony in August 2022. Susan worked with us as we changed our date three times to ensure she could accommodate us. The planning and the time taken in the lead up to the wedding with Susan helped us put together a ceremony very personal to us, even including a short naming celebration for our baby son.
On the day Susan delivered an unforgettable ceremony. All of our guests raved how perfect it was, both personal yet inclusive of all our guests too. I couldn’t have asked for a better ceremony. I would highly recommend Susan to couples looking to celebrate in a way centred around them.
We cant thank maureen “mo” enough for carrying out our wedding ceremony just how we always imagined, mo was incredibly down to earth lovely & most of all helpful from the moment we got in contact with her, we knew what we kind of wanted to say in our ceremony but we always found it hard to put it all into words and join it together, luckily mo absolutely did that for us, she was able to join the dots together perfectly and we were so pleased with how she had put what we were eager to say altogether and we were delighted with her efforts when we received the draft of ceremony! Thus, mo was so bubbly & welcoming to our guests she made our ceremony feel warm but personal to us, it was so special. Our guests loved the ceremony and complimented how great mo was when telling our story.
Thank you so much!
Maureen was the celebration at our wedding July 2022 , I’m so impressed with everything from the start of the planning with Maureen until the ceremony! Maureen kept us in the loop at all times and also help us with anything we needed , the ceremony was fantastic and couldn’t have ask anyone to start our wedding off the way Maureen did !! Forever great full
Mo Waterston was our celebrant on 5th August 2022 at the Eglinton Arms Hotel. The preparation work was done over various meeting using face time , txt and emails. This worked perfectly for myself and Ashleigh, we both have busy jobs and three children , so the flexibility and choice that Mo gave was perfect.
Mo’s personality and patience particularly for me , the groom was very welcome. I had a surprise for my daughters and when my worries and panic set in Mo was there to calm my nerves. She even sent a fantastic voice note the night before my wedding to reassure me that she would help make it work.
Our guests commented on how wonderful the ceremony was. I would highly recommend Mo and Celebrate People . Thanks again Mo , we couldn’t have done it without you. Ashleigh and Declan .
Carol Dutch and Hugh Shand
On the 23rd of July we were married by two amazing ladies, Susan Douglas Scott and Gerrie Douglas Scott. We were privileged to have them both conduct our ceremony. What a delight. Both are the loveliest of people, compassionate, caring, clever and very funny. The ceremony was thoughtful, very personal and involved everyone in the room. It was exactly what we wanted . It was very special indeed and wouldn’t have been anywhere the same without Susan or Gerrie. From start to finish they made the development of the ceremony easy , giving great advice and tips and coaching us to create a very special ceremony which packed a punch with the powerful messages about love and marriage. They nailed it in every way and made our day so very wonderful. Thank you is not enough. All our love Carol and Hugh. X
When our wedding plans got cancelled with the pandemic, we felt desperate to get married as soon as we could. We decided to reshape our ceremony and to contact a humanist celebrant. However, there was a catch, it had to be a celebrant capable of speaking in French and English.
Gerrie Douglas-Scott was recommended to us and it has been an amazing experience from the beginning. She was enthusiastic about any idea we had and she was willing to help us get married on the most iconic square of Glasgow during lockdown. She also accepted to be present both for our small lockdown ceremony but also for our big ceremony in 2022 for the price of one.
She has been present in our lives throughout the hard moments of postponing, applying for permission to get married on a public square, and shaping a bilingual ceremony.
We recommend Gerrie, she is there for you and will do her best to get you the ceremony you wanted.
Gerrie Douglas Scott married me and my husband at beautiful Ross Priory. We couldn’t have asked for a better person to marry us. Gerrie is so warm, friendly, funny, genuine and natural. Everyone commented afterwards how wonderful she was and I still have friends and family talk about what a personal and emotional ceremony Gerrie gave us. She was funny at the right points and put us both at ease from the get go. She provided templates for us to adapt into our own words and she will forever have a place in our hearts. Thank you so much Gerrie xx
Henry & Anne-Laure
Tim Maguire was a brilliant celebrant for our wedding in June 2022. From the very beginning right through to the “I do’s” he put us at ease and helped us shape a very personal wedding ceremony. Tim gave us lots of suggestion and inspiration on how to craft a humanist ceremony, and then took on board our ideas and captured exactly the tone and style that we were after.
Most especially, this included conducting the ceremony in French and English, switching seamlessly between the two and making sure a large bi-lingual crowd was fully involved.
Would definitely recommend for an authentic and confident celebrant!
Gerrie Douglas Scott delivered a beautiful ceremony for us and told our personal story as if she had been there to experience it herself. In the preparation for writing our wedding, Gerrie provided plenty of material to help us get started and to help formatting the order of the ceremony. The choice of readings and linking passages she provided where perfect template for us to tweek and make our own. She took the time to meet with us before the wedding to have a quick run through which made us at ease for the big day. Really lovely person.
Pat and Bianca Merton
We were so lucky to have found Gerrie. She helped us create a personal humanist ceremony – having only been to one humanist wedding we didn’t know where to start or what to expect. She was on hand to help us through all of our questions and provided helpful documents to inspire us.
We had such a great connection with her from our first meeting and felt she understood what we wanted to convey in our ceremony. Our guests also commented that she was incredible and funny.
We couldn’t be happier!
Gareth & Louise Henderson
Sharon was a brilliant celebrant. From our first meeting we knew that she was the ideal person to conduct our wedding ceremony. She had really good communication skills and gave us plenty of information and examples of vows to use for our wedding.
Our ceremony was upbeat and fun which was just what we wanted. Everyone commented as to how brilliant they thought the ceremony was which was all down to Sharon. Sharon conducted all the different aspects of our ceremony with great humour and made us feel at ease.
We were recommended Tim by a friend and he did not disappoint. Myself and my Husband didn’t really know where to start with our wedding ceremony but we knew we wanted a relaxed and personal one. We couldn’t of asked for a better person to deliver this and marry us. I loved the idea of writing the ceremony ourselves although a little daunting, Tim was always available to help when needed. All my guests commented on how much they loved our ceremony, the stories that were told and how personal it was. Tim was funny, welcoming and really put us at ease. He even managed to persuade the youngest ring barer a 1 and a half year old to deliver the rings to us!
THANKS AGAIN!! X
Gerrie married my wife and me on the dunes at Prestwick Beach on 7th May 2021- this was a covid moved wedding and we decided in the end that getting married was most important. She worked with us every single step of the way to get the most out of our day, and took into consideration the fact that physically at the ceremony it would only be us two, herself and our photographers who were also our witnesses. Prior to the date, we all went out to the dunes to scope out the best spot – and Gerrie blessed the area with us. On the day, we zoomed the wedding out to family and friends, and so the three of us were microphoned up and ready to go.
Gerrie really went above and beyond making sure that our guests felt the love that was all around us that day, even though they couldn’t be there. She made the day truly magical. A year and a bit on, and we’re finally getting to celebrate in person with everyone! Gerrie is going to do a further blessing at our reception to bring everything together and we really cannot wait. She really is one of the family now having married my brother & sister in law, and also my cousin, as well as holding a beautiful funeral ceremony for my late mother in law. She is fabulous. Thank you so much Gerrie! Much love Jenni & Fi x
Susan absolutely made our ceremony. She has been so pleasant and friendly throughout all our wedding prep and supported us through postponed dates. Lots of feedback from guests that this was the best ceremony they’d ever been too – a first humanist service for some. She made us laugh all the way through and is just so personable. She makes it all about you as a couple and your lives together whilst getting everyone there involved as well. And we got to meet her super cute wee dog! An absolute superstar.
SHARON CAMPBELL – CELEBRANT
Sharon recently conducted our wedding ceremony in Edinburgh. After being recommended by a friend, we were invited to meet Sharon at her house and we had a very relaxed chat over a coffee and cake! Sharon was the perfect choice of celebrant for us. She was warm, friendly, kind and professional from the outset and really helped guide us through the whole planning process.
Sharon conducted our wedding ceremony beautifully. It was modern, funny and incredibly personal – there wasn’t a dry eye in the room! She had clearly really taken on board all the information that that we had given her beforehand and she put together a lovely script for our day.
Sharon’s experience was invaluable during the planning of our wedding, offering suggestions for parts of our ceremony and she kept us well informed of her intentions for the day – always being open minded to change to ensure that we got exactly what we wanted. After the ceremony, so many of our guests commented on the content and how beautifully it was conducted by Sharon. Several guests asked for Sharon’s contact details for future recommendations.
Sharon was amazing to work with and we’re truly honoured that we had the opportunity to meet and work with her – we couldn’t have got a better match for a Celebrant.
We cannot recommend Sharon enough for any couple planning on tying the knot (or planning a funeral/memorial service) – she is simply amazing at what she does! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much Sharon xx
Tim made our wedding an incredible journey from creation to tying the knot!
It was only from a friends humanist wedding that we realised it was possible to create your own unique ceremony, so after just a short research we stumbled upon Tim & knew he was who we wanted on our special day. Knowing a tree was planted for everyone he married was an easy win!
From our first contact with Tim he was professional & easy to communicate with. We had a zoom chat to meet & felt immediately at ease with working with him to understand a humanist ceremony & how we could weave our own story into it.
He set us a wonderful homework task that helped us get creative but also allowed us to reflect on our relationship & why we wanted to get married that helped form the perfect ceremony for us.
It was fun for all involved, & when the wedding day came we felt prepared, confident & ready to enjoy the most gorgeous ceremony.
All of our guests had huge praise for Tim, the comedic value was exactly what we wanted & we can’t thank him enough for standing in the cold winds as we were desperate to have an outdoor wedding.
It was our biggest honour to have Tim marry us, thank you so much!
The Jellen Wedding x
Sharon was honestly outstanding! Our ceremony was chilled, upbeat, and full of laughs, which is what we wanted. Right from the word go, working with Sharon was easy. Our script felt super personal and nothing was ever a bother to her. I would recommend her to any fun-loving, easy-going couples who actually want to enjoy their own ceremony…we certainly did!
Gerrie was absolutely INCREDIBLE! She made us feel so comfortable from start to finish. The ceremony was so special thanks to gerrie, it was funny, emotional and personal. We can’t thank gerrie enough for making our day so special!
Komi and Gordon
All we can say is THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for an absolutely incredible wedding ceremony! We had Tim Maguire conducting our humanist ceremony and we enjoyed every moment of it, starting from the lovework that he made us do, to crafting our own ceremony, and finally, watching Tim in his element holding the ceremony together from start to finish. Tim supported us and guided us every step of the way, down to five minutes before the ceremony began. It was a pleasure having Tim with us and our ceremony will be something we remember forever!
Tim really helped us make our day our own. From start to finish Tim made sure he was always on hand to offer suggestions but ultimately gave us the guidance to create our own ceremony. Tim brought a truly happy and warm atmosphere to our wedding and our guests couldn’t rate him highly enough. We had to change venue very last minute but Tim was able to accommodate the change without fuss. We both felt like we’d known Tim for years by the time it came to our big day which really helped the nerves. We were lucky enough to meet Tim at our friends wedding a few years ago and we couldn’t have imagined anyone else marrying us. Thank you Tim <3
Kerry and Ross Jannetta
I don’t know where to begin and I cannot recommend Tim highly enough. We have been to a few weddings that Tim has carried out the ceremony for and knew that we loved how well he always came across. Tim seems to make every wedding personal and the way he speaks about each couple shows how much he gets to know each and everyone one. After having to postpone our day Tim couldn’t have been more accommodating and understanding and made the process of rescheduling with him very stress free and simple.
In the lead up to the wedding Tim kept in touch, sending us emails about how best to go about writing our ceremony, checking in to see we were ok with things and giving us lots of tips/ideas of how we could write it. Drafts went back and forward and Tim would always give us sound advice but he wasn’t forceful with this, which helped to keep our ceremony very personal to us.
On the day of our wedding Tim was very informative, he kept my husband calm and made sure he was clear about how the ceremony would proceed. We have two small children and Tim was very relaxed about them coming in and out of the ceremony and wondering around. He made us both feel at ease and relaxed, neither of us ended up feeling nervous. The ceremony was funny, touching and well delivered, Tim was adding in comments about what was happening on the day. It was honestly perfect and we couldn’t have asked for more from a celebrant. Everyone has commented both on the day and after about how lovely our ceremony was and how fantastic Tim was.
We both cannot thank Tim enough for everything you done in the lead up and on the day our wedding, if we could do it all again we would and we would always have you as our celebrant.
It is difficult to put into words how important Susan’s contribution to our day was – we felt totally relaxed, yet guided and supported as she led the ceremony. Susan showed such care, sensitivity and warmth both in helping us to plan for and throughout our ceremony. So very many of our friends commented on her incredible skill and sheer brilliance; I have never been to a wedding where the guests were so effusive and felt so genuinely moved. One of our guests wrote ‘ it’s hard to put into words how deeply I was moved by your beautiful wedding on Sunday’.
We felt totally in the moment; somehow both alone with Susan and together with our family and friends. We couldn’t have made a better choice in asking Susan to marry us and will always be grateful that she made it such a beautiful day.
Gerrie, words cannot express how grateful and happy we are that you were our celebrant. You made our legal wedding day in our own back garden in lockdown 2021 one of the most fun and love filled days of our lives, we didn’t think you could top it… and then our vow renewal in The Engine Works in 2022 came along and you created the best ceremony and environment for us and ALL our family and friends. Everyone we have spoken to has said the ceremony was filled with love and laughter and just captured who we were – and that is all with thanks to you. You’ve given us two occasions to look back on with fondness and love for the rest of our lives together and we will be eternally grateful for that.
Susan Douglas-Scott married my wife, Caroll-Anne, and I on 8th April 2022.
We met Susan and Gerrie at a wedding Fayre in 29 Private Members Club. We started chatting about our fur babies and instantly felt a very lovely connection. We got in contact soon after to ask Susan if she would perform our ceremony.
Susan was so friendly, warm and genuinely took an interest in us. Covid hit and we had to move our wedding and also the venue but thankfully Susan was still available on our new date.
We had a few zoom/FaceTime calls with Susan and we all got to know each other a little. The whole experience of creating a ceremony so personal to us was incredible. It was very exciting reading through the first draft of our wedding ceremony and we were very overwhelmed at how personal it was. We loved it!! It was what we wanted and more.
On the day of our wedding, Susan came to chat to us beforehand and I was very nervous. Susan was a very calming influence and really supportive.
The ceremony itself was even more perfect than we could ever have dreamed. A great mix of love, laughter and just so personal to us as it captured our relationship so beautifully. It was truly magical and every single person who attended our wedding all mentioned Susan and how fantastic she was.
So from 2 very happy newlyweds, THANK YOU from the very bottom of our hearts for making our day more special than we could ever have hoped for xx
From the minute we met Tim we knew he was who we wanted to conduct our ceremony for our special day!
Our wedding had been postponed twice due to covid, but Tim kept in contact with us over the years until we finally got our day!
It was slightly daunting thinking that we had to put together our own ceremony, however Tim was on hand the whole journey and we also bought his book which was a massive help when trying to make our ceremony as special as we wanted it to be.
Tim is an all round amazing guy, who is very calming. The way he conducted our ceremony was very professional but also has everyone laughing.
So many people commented on how great a ceremony it was and I feel that this was down to Tim.
We are so grateful for everything he did for us and was lovely to see him getting on so well with our other suppliers!
We wouldn’t of wanted anyone else to marry us!
Maureen Waterston ( Mo) was absolutely fantastic! She took the time to get to know us and involved us both to create a ceremony that felt so personal and unique. Mo also gave our 6yr old son the support and encouragement that he needed to stand and read a lovely poem. We had such a great experience throughout the whole process that we would consider Mo a friend now…rather than just someone who married us. It really would not have been the same day without her. Thanks again Mo, lots of love Laura and Martin Scott.
Emma and Jonny
My husband and I were married by Mo in July of 2021. Although we had several rescheduled wedding dates( due to Covid) we found Mo to the patient, professional, enthusiastic and very approachable.
Mo helped Jonny and I to create a ceremony that will stay with us forever. I loved every minute of it. It was special, unique and really complimented our personalities ( we wanted it to be special and meaningful with elements of light heartedness).
Our families and friends commented on how much they enjoyed the ceremony. So much so that we are attending a wedding in May where Mo will be the celebrant.
My wife and I consider ourselves very lucky to have found our celebrant, Lenny Love, through Celebrate People. He was a class act through the entire process. He was in close contact from early on to provide guidance for what seemed like a daunting process. However, with Lenny it was easy and with his help we created a ceremony tailored exactly to our taste as he encouraged us to explore our relationship and experiences we had been through together. Even when we had to delay the wedding for a long period and dramatically change our plans due to Covid lockdowns, Lenny was extremely helpful and supportive.
The wedding day itself was fantastic and went perfectly. We were married on the shore of Loch Voil and Lenny was engaging, funny and assured. He performed the ceremony flawlessly and wasn’t even put off his rhythm when the groom had to run off mid-ceremony to change his shoes! We can’t recommend Lenny and Celebrate people highly enough. Thank you for helping make our day a special one!
Marina and Clare
Gerrie married us on 22/02/2022 and we could not have been happier with her. She is intelligent, knowledgeable, and so friendly. She made the whole process easy and enjoyable. She accepted all our wee quirks and changes to the ceremony, and we felt so well looked after. I would recommend Gerrie to anyone looking for a celebrant because she is so happy and enthusiastic, and genuinely cares for you and wants you ceremony to be special for you.
Michaella & Shannon
Lenny married us in a beautiful ceremony on the 30th October 2021 at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh. We can’t thank Lenny enough for his patience, guidance and flexibility throughout the pandemic which inevitably lead to our wedding being rescheduled, resized and relocated! Lenny was a joy to work with and kept us right at every stage of the process from writing our ceremony to organising our marriage certificate. We particularly enjoyed our ‘homework’ and sharing our answers over a glass or two of gin 🙂 We couldn’t imagine our ceremony being hosted by anyone other than Lenny and we knew that from the moment we met him! He brought humour, emotion and storytelling to our special day
Gary & James
As soon as we meet Sarah, we both knew she was the right celebrant for us. Sarah was very welcoming, friendly, warm and made us feel at ease immediately.
She was extremely helpful and supportive with us during the planning of our special day and very understanding and accommodating when we had to change the date twice due to the covid pandemic.
When our special day arrived, Sarah made it really special and put both of us at ease. The ceremony was just perfect with a mixture of fun, laughter and love. Sarah captured our love story and our love for each other with many of our guests commenting how lovely the ceremony was.
We both would fully recommend Sarah if you are looking for a genuine, friendly, caring celebrate
We had a wonderful experience with Celebrate People and our celebrant, Lenny Love, was excellent and very supportive.
We were able to meet Lenny for coffee before our wedding day and he talked us through everything we needed to know and gave us lots of helpful information to help us prepare for our ceremony. In the build up to the wedding, Lenny was in touch regularly by email and was always happy to answer our questions or remind us of important deadlines.
Everything went perfectly on the day and Lenny was an ever calming presence and ensuring everything ran smoothly. Lenny’s energy, humour and enthusiasm throughout our ceremony was greatly appreciated by all and helped make day memorable,
We would highly recommend Lenny and Celebrate People to others.
Matt & Jodi
Lenny married us on 04/09/2021. Lenny was very pleasant to work with and made us feel very comfortable and at ease right from the very first meeting we had with him. He stayed really engaged with us all the way from our first meeting right through to our wedding day. The homework that Lenny gave us was a lot of fun and helped to make our ceremony very personal and enjoyable. Overall, Lenny clearly has a lot of enthusiasm and enjoyment for what he does and that makes the overall experience fantastic for everyone involved.
Julie & Ben
We found Susan online, although had heard of her through friends beforehand. We met up for a chat around when we booked Susan and really liked her thought process for the ceremony and felt very relaxed chatting with her.
The wedding was postponed due to Covid but Susan was very flexible and managed to get a date which suited.
We absolutely loved our ceremony and we had so many lovely comments about it.
Susan’s presence and manner were so reassuring and calming, for both Ben and I, when we were feeling both nervous and excited!
I honestly hadn’t thought too much about the ceremony time itself before the day but it felt so personal and so ‘us’ that it was a really enjoyable part of the whole day – even our baby had to make his voice heard!
Thank you Susan for making it such a special and memorable ceremony.
Karen & Sean Davidson
We didn’t know where to begin with finding the perfect person to perform our ceremony. We were highly recommended Lenny by a friend as he was the humanist at her brothers wedding.
Our first meeting was very laid back and Lenny walked us through the way he approaches putting a ceremony together and keeping it very personal and unique to us. Over the years of planning Lenny stayed in touch and kept us up to date of what paperwork we needed, he also gave us fun homework to complete and his emails were always very fun and upbeat.
Our wedding day was 20th November 2021 and it could not have been more perfect. Lenny was fantastic on the day and the entire ceremony was very much our words and extremely funny and enjoyable. We felt very relaxed and throughout the day it was continually commented on of how nice our ceremony was.
Thank you so much to Lenny for accepting to be apart of our day and giving us such a special memory.
We didn’t know where to begin with finding the perfect person to perform our ceremony. We were highly recommended Lenny by a friend as he was the humanist at her brothers wedding.
Our first meeting was very laid back and Lenny walked us through the way he approaches putting a ceremony together and keeping it very personal and unique to us. Over the years of planning Lenny stayed in touch and kept us up to date of what paperwork we needed, he also gave us fun homework to complete and his emails were always very fun and upbeat.
Our wedding day was 20th November 2021 and it could not have been more perfect. Lenny was fantastic on the day and the entire ceremony was very much our words and extremely funny and enjoyable. We felt very relaxed and throughout the day it was continually commented on of how nice our ceremony was.
Thank you so much to Lenny for accepting to be apart of our day and giving us such a special memory.
Gillian McGill & Margaret Robb
From our first point of contact Lenny was most helpful. Ben & Morvern whose ceremony he was conducting both have Downs Syndrome and he took so much time to find out about their lives and the years leading up to this special day. He was able to help us create the most wonderful and personal ceremony. He made Ben & Morvern , together with us their parents feel so relaxed and at ease on the day. We will treasure the memories of that day forever. Thank you so much for the wonderful memories Lenny ♥️
Kirsty & Liam Law
We were married by Lenny Love (bonus point for perfect name!) on 18/09/2021. From the first day we met Lenny he put us at ease and explained everything clearly to us. We were given homework to do in preparation for the ceremony which was personal and we could really tell Lenny loved reading them. On the wedding day Lenny made Liam feel comfortable while he was waiting at the alter and the ceremony was personal and hilarious. We had several people tell us it was the best wedding ceremony they’d seen. Really can’t thank Lenny enough for a perfect day!
Gerrie Carried out my wedding ceremony , there was plenty of communication and help were it was needed , the ceremony was fantastic also Gerrie was very prepared , me and my wife wrote our own vows due to the emotion of the day both me and Claire forgot what we had written and Gerri was on hand to give us print outs of our vows .
I honestly couldn’t recommend Gerrie enough ,
Gillian and Ian
Where do we even begin ?!
From the first time we had contact with Gerrie, we knew we had chosen the best celebrant possible to conduct our wedding ceremony. After having 5 wedding dates, due to a family bereavement and the pandemic, Gerrie was with us every step of the way. Gerrie’s kind and warm personality made our wedding day that extra bit special. We could not recommend anyone enough. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts x
After having to postpone our 2022 wedding, our original humanist recommended Susan. Susan was amazing to deal with, even during tricky covid teams. She was so supportive and friendly and helped us with everything we needed to know. She went above and beyond and nothing was ever too much for her. Susan came to meet me before I walked down the aisle and her friendly personality and kind manner immediately put me at ease. It was a privilege to hear her tell our story. She is such a wonderful speaker. I could listen to her talk all day. So many of our guests commented on how lovely our ceremony was and how fantastic Susan was. We completely agree. We just received the video of our ceremony and it is so lovely to watch back. Even better than I remember at this time, and this is all thanks to Susan. We would highly recommend Susan to anyone looking for a humanist. Thank you for everything Susan! It was an honour to have you marry us.
Sharon was easily one of the top highlights of our wedding day – one of the things everyone tells us made our day so unique, personal and special.
We wanted a service and wedding that was really relaxed, personal and just a bit of a laugh. Nothing too serious, or soppy, just us and our friends and family having a bit of fun. She nailed it.
From the first meeting she made us completely relax and tell her exactly what we wanted and she gave us exactly that.
Her service was hilarious. Sharon is an absolute scream – because that’s what we asked her to be.
Thank you Sharon!
David & Seonaid Garrett
Gerrie made our ceremony so special and we couldn’t thank her enough. David and I got married on December 12th 2021 at Stucktaymore Estate and Gerrie had no hesitation even although it was a distance to travel. From start to finish, she made our preparations so personal and gave us ideas for example, hand fasting, which was a lovely touch. She took time to get to know us and that was reflected in our ceremony. From being on hand to help with my dress even before the ceremony started to making our ceremony both light hearted yet personal, we couldn’t have asked for any more from Gerrie and for anyone who is thinking of having a humanist ceremony, you don’t need to look any further. Thank you again x
After cancelling our wedding in 2020 and moving to 2021 our original celebrant couldn’t make our new date so he recommends Sharon Campbell to us. I couldn’t be more thankful to him as we were both so glad to have Sharon as our celebrant. She played such an important part in our special day. She was truly amazing from start to finish. Made us feel at ease from our 1st meeting onwards. We had so many compliments about how amazing our ceremony was. Highly recommend.
SUSAN DOUGLAS-SCOTT – She married just recently on 29th October 2021 in Ayrshire. Susan could not have made pre-wedding process any easier for us. Especially during postponments, lockdown and multiple policy changes. Her knowledge with keeping us on the right path and keeping us calm, yet excited was a relief. Susan was always ready at the otherside of zoom or email to answer any questions. She encouraged us to make the ceremony completely personal to us as a couple and gave advice on areas we struggled with. Susan conducted the ceremony with a very warm and welcoming manner and took our excited ring barer (our dog) in her stride. I loved how she added in her own comments on our ‘how we got together’ and ‘engagement story’ told to our guests. Susan was there in the morning to welcome my arrival, update and reasure me on the event ahead. She even acted as my personal seamstress just before walking down the aisle! I’ts the little thing’s she done that I loved, like ensuring we stand in a way to interact with our guests, reminding my bridemaids to keep my dress photo ready and general smooth running of the cermony!
I don’t know how she kept up with it all during a pandemic but she done a fantastic job and always with that big warm smile. We felt we instantly connected when we were able to meet in person and this carried on even through our zoom meetings. We both recommend Susan, words can’t express how much. Just make an appointment to meet and you will understand why.
Thank you Susan !
Pete & Rachel Hutchison
Susan stepped in for us when our original celebrant could no longer make our date due to ill health and she did a fantastic job. She was incredibly proactive and helpful from the start, got to know us over Zoom (ah, Covid…) and provided resources and inspiration for things we may want to include – making the task of writing your own ceremony fun, personal and less daunting. She also kept us on track and on schedule! On the day Susan was wonderful, explained all proceedings clearly and helped both of us be at ease with what we had to do. Her attention to detail was brilliant and she really got into the spirit of our ceremony, checking any pronunciations before we started and delivering our in-jokes in style. So many of our guests commented on how unique the ceremony was and how much they enjoyed it – it even inspired some friends to write their own ceremony too! Susan is a lovely person and we will always fondly remember our amazing and personal ceremony, and would have no hesitation in recommending Susan or Celebrate People to anybody looking for their own Humanist ceremony.
Susan married us on the 31st December 2021 and we aren’t really sure we can manage to put into one review how special Susan made the ceremony for us. The whole process was LOVELY and the ceremony was more than we could have ever imagined for. Susan set the tone for whole day from the start of the ceremony and brought wonderful energy to our day – even through a slight fire mishap!! We can’t thank her or recommend her highly enough. Jill & Pete x
We used Sharon for our wedding following a recommendation from a friend and I can honestly say we were not disappointed. From the first contact Sharon was approachable, friendly and professional. She assisted us with everything we needed and kept in touch regularly. Sharon made us feel at total ease both at our meetings before the wedding and on the day itself. She spoke with our family and guests too and everyone commented on how nice she was and how good a job she done during the ceremony. I can’t recommend Sharon enough and you won’t go wrong by using her services.
Sharon Campbell, as our celebrant, helped make our day completely magical! Our initial wedding plans fell through, but with Sharon guiding us through the ceremony process together we created something completely unique, special and intimate. In the end we had a small wedding, and Sharon helped make us and everyone in the room feel like we were part of something really special. Our guests absolutely loved how personable Sharon was throughout the day. She was truly brilliant – if you want a super caring, relaxed and thoughtful celebrant, Sharon is your person!
Sharon was absolutely fantastic, she helped us create a ceremony that told the story of our relationship rather than some dry dusty formal affair (which is definitely not our style). I basically laughed and cried my whole way through. From the very first meeting it seemed like my wife and I had known her for years. Very glad we found her and couldn’t recommend her more!
Claire and Richard
My new husband and I absolutely adored our ceremony with Gerrie. There was laughter and tears, it was personal and relaxed. Exactly what we asked for!
We honestly can’t thank Gerrie enough. Just so much love and happiness exuded from her and it spread throughout the room! We had someone after come up stating they wish they had known Gerrie in time for their wedding because she was so fabulous. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts ♥️
Sharon was recommended to us a by a friend and after our initial meeting we were delighted she was available to marry us in April 2020….and for multiple postponed dates after that until we finally tied the knot on Fingal in October 2020. Sharon came up with various ideas to try to make it happen as the goal posts kept moving and even offered to do our ceremony in her home at one point.
in the end, even with just 5 guests, our wedding on Fingal was not diminished in any way and Sharon conducted a beautiful ceremony, capturing our humour and personalities perfectly. We especially liked the ‘surprise’ element of what we love about each other and incorporated the idea into our reception which we had a year later. It was a really enjoyable experience contributing to our ceremony and Sharon interpreted our input seamlessly into the end result. It was such a pleasure having Sharon as an integral part of our day and her patience and humour helped us through the earlier frustrations. She also took some pretty good photographs for us as well since we had postponed our official photographer until the reception!
Mel Aitken Todd
From the moment we met Sharon we knew she was exactly the kind of celebrant we were hoping for.
She exuded warmth, humour and fun and really listened to us when we spoke about what kind of service we would like. We wanted the ceremony to be relaxed, non traditional and funny – Sharon provided all of that and more!
Like so many couples our plans were derailed multiple times due to covid but she was such a positive constant throughout every rearrangement. Her optimism, kindness and love was so reassuring and such a source of light in an otherwise really uncertain time.
Sharon felt like a friend from the very start and she brought such a personal touch to our day. In the lead up, communication couldn’t have been easier and she made sure we were happy with every bit of the script. This captured all we wanted to say and be said and her beautiful ideas (like the surprise 5 reasons we love each other) were such highlights.
Needless to say, the day was pure joy from start to finish and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house! The ceremony was one of our highlights from our wedding and Sharon was such an incredible part of that.
We would recommend Sharon to absolutely anyone and as so proud to have had her up there with us.
We always knew that we wanted to have a Humanist ceremony for our wedding and Susan was the only celebrant we truly wanted to marry us!
Our plans (like many others over the last two years) changed numerous times and Susan supported us all the way.
From the very beginning of our engagement, Susan was great at explaining to us all that is involved with actually getting married and planning a wedding (there was a lot we didn’t know!).
Susan was incredibly accommodating of our hectic planning and changing of dates. Her previous events planning experience was so invaluable and she helped suggest alternative venues and suppliers (we ended up getting married at the Botanics in Edinburgh which was her suggestion), and she always helped us make sense of and manage the ever changing restrictions.
Susan could not have been more helpful in offering support and guidance on our ceremony vows. She gave us the gentle encouragement we needed to enjoy the “homework” process rather than let what was happening around take over the moment; and we could not have been more appreciative of “our story” she told on our wedding day.
On our wedding day, she was wonderful. A friendly and familiar face to keep us calm and chill any nerves. She has the ability to float around making sure that everything is in place and going to plan without you knowing it, and even welcomed guests and helped them get settled.
We had the best day and could not have hoped or wished for more. It meant so much to us both for Susan to marry us and make the whole day so personal and different to anything we had ever been to before. We loved every minute!
We both could not thank Susan enough for her support and involvement in our wedding day or recommend her more highly to other couples.
We met Mo by chance, my wife and I were due to be married in June 2020 and due to the pandemic, we had to change our date and our original celebrant couldn’t make our new date. Fate has a way of working and we both believe that it worked very much in our favour here and we were so happy that Mo was the person that married us.
From our first Zoom Meeting, due to the restrictions at the time, she put us both at ease, she got right away what we wanted the wedding to be like and from that moment on we both knew that we had made the right choice. She kept in regular touch with us, as it wasn’t clear until about 2 months before our wedding if we would be able to have it, she was very understanding, helpful and just an ear to bend when we had a million and one questions and couldn’t find anyone to turn to for the answers. When we eventually met her face to face, it was like meeting an old friend, she was just amazing and listened to us about our ideas for the day and provided some ideas on what would and wouldn’t work, which was greatly appreciated as we had no idea!
On the day of the wedding, she was amazing, she came to see us both before the ceremony to make sure we were ok. Our ceremony was everything we wanted and more, everybody commented on what a lovely ceremony it was, and how it was just ‘us’ which was what we wanted, it was beyond our expectations. She was so well loved on the day that when our friends got engaged a few weeks later, their first call to us was for Mo’s details as they both were desperate for her to marry them as they both loved our ceremony, we can’t wait to see you in action at their wedding, it will nice not to be the ones that are nervous wrecks!
We both can’t thank you enough for all your support in the stressful time leading up to and on our wedding day, in the covid world we live in a few spanners were thrown our way but you helped us navigate these, we truly believe that fate worked her magic here!
We couldn’t have been happier with Libby. Such a smiley, bubbly personality. All of our ideas for our wedding ceremony were incorporated and encouraged. Libby guided us through the process of planning impeccably and also prompted us to do things that were legally required for example the applying for and collection of the wedding license. She brought humour and fun to every meeting along with the seriousness and reverence that such a thing as our wedding deserved. Libby was very keen to include our wee boy in proceedings which we were more than happy with. The personal touch, experience and support that Libby gave us was second to none. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Libby and Celebrate People to anyone …… and have already been doing so. When looking at our wedding album now with family and friends, we only have the best of compliments to say about Libby.
We LOVE Celebrate People. On our 4th attempt, we finally tied the knot with the help of our wonderful celebrant Maureen Waterston in October 2021. Due to covid our wedding was postponed several times and Mo supported us at every stage of this. She offered words of support and comfort during all the lows and shared our delight and enthusiasm through all the highs.
When it came to designing our ceremony, she was the perfect architect. She offered advice and guidance but also encouraged our own creativity and we ended up with the a romantic, funny and unique ceremony on the day. All of our guests commented on how beautiful the ceremony was, how it was presented and how well it represented us.
We are so grateful for everything she did for us and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for the perfect celebrant for their special day.
Libby married us on the hillside in beautiful Glencoe. We couldn’t have asked for a better person to marry us. She adapted easily to our location even although she had to trek a bit! Everyone commented afterwards how wonderful she was. She was funny at the right points and really put us both at ease. She also included our children who adored her. Thank you Libby ❤️